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Offline hapakev

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That comment scares me Steve.  I can't imagine the day when my daughters are teenagers.

I miss that age, our daughter is a teenager now.

Seriously!! :-[
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That comment scares me Steve.  I can't imagine the day when my daughters are teenagers.

I miss that age, our daughter is a teenager now.

Be afraid, be very afraid! No, not really. The trick is to keep them busy so they can't get in trouble. And keep the boys away! [the boys are afraid of me!] Our daughter gets nearly all A's and is a good athlete in soccer & track.
I was a bad boy so I know what to look for!
Good luck.

My next purchase will be a .45 cal semi-auto.   8)
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That comment scares me Steve.  I can't imagine the day when my daughters are teenagers.

I miss that age, our daughter is a teenager now.

Be afraid, be very afraid! No, not really. The trick is to keep them busy so they can't get in trouble. And keep the boys away! [the boys are afraid of me!] Our daughter gets nearly all A's and is a good athlete in soccer & track.
I was a bad boy so I know what to look for!
Good luck.

My next purchase will be a .45 cal semi-auto.   8)

I have a stainless .380!!!
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OK So, My project has been lying dormant for a while.  Heres some updates:

Cycle X mini guages and an aluminum bracket I made up, still needs finishing


The GL front end I am installing, with a new nissin master and vintage fork brace


Where she sits, for now

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Re: Project name: Pending; Some Progress on my F3
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2011, 08:23:39 am »
Like the mini gauges, need some for mine as the master hits the tach and love the fork brace, where dig you get it? 
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Re: Project name: Pending; Some Progress on my F3
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2011, 10:44:39 am »
Thanks. It came on the front end, off of the GL1000 roller I scored  on CL.  I saw one on ebay today, already PC'd black, that said it was for a 79 cb750f.  Looks the same tho.
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Re: Project name: Pending; Some Progress on my F3
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2011, 10:46:08 pm »
Some current progress shots!

Blacked out gauges,





And sometimes progress looks like its takes you a few steps backwards, but in the right direction.

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Re: Project name: Pending; Some Progress on my F3
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2011, 03:04:57 pm »
Made a little progress today, while the wife and baby were napping.



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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2011, 08:20:50 pm »


   Looking GOOD there guy!  8) Wise choice, to make progress  while the gals nap.  ;)
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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2011, 10:48:56 pm »
Thanks man, gotta get in the garage when I can. 
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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2011, 08:44:59 am »
I dropped front end, forks up 3" in the trees.  I'm thinking of lowering the forks 2" internally and raising forks 1" in the trees.  This leaves me with about 5" of travel under the lower triple.  What do you guys think?

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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2011, 08:29:14 am »
I got the forks internally lowered and went to order my steering stem bearings for the GL1000 conversion and All Balls is out of stock on the 99-3511 bearings until (they hope!) Sept.!?!  That killed my dreams of riding it this summer.  So I have about a month or more of waiting to do, so I may have to tear her down again and do my Gordon frame mod and maybe some painting.  While I have the down time, I might get to finish rebuilding the spare engine (75 750F with 9k mi) and swap that over. 
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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2011, 09:41:17 am »
There should be some sort of cross reference that you can use from another bearing supplier, I can't believe all balls wouldn't constantly update their inventory, especially for another month.
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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2011, 11:57:42 am »
All balls is out of the 22-1011 also.  >:(
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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2011, 08:41:04 pm »
How did you lower your gl forks internally? Did you compare how much longer they were compared to your stock f forks? Just wondering because I am doing the same conversion.

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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2011, 06:41:13 pm »
I think they are 2" longer.  If you want to internally lower them, you just have to chop the springs.  That being said, if you want 2", I was recommended to cut 1 3/4".  I recommend you take up the extra "tube" that will be in the lower fork leg by installing a 2" spacer on the oil tube-under the chrome "tube" that will take up the slack from cutting the springs.  When the suspension is fully extended, like after hitting a bump, that spring will not have compression on it for that last two inches of travel unless you install a spacer (bronze, pvc or otherwise). 
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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2011, 12:07:36 pm »
I broke down and ordered a chinese bearing, for the top, out of England.  I got the all balls bearing for the lower, which is the harder of the two to replace in my experience (which is mainly removing the bearing from this lower tree prior to installation PITA!).  I will probably end up replacing the top bearing with an all balls bearing/seal when they get them back in stock.  I just cant stand my bike sitting around while the nice warm weather wastes away.   ::)

I got the front end back together.  I just need to get some fork oil and wire everything back up and should be done with the mock-up/ride stage and will probably stay that way for awhile, until I have the funds necessary to tear-down/freshen-up/weld/paint everything I want.  For now, I just want to ride!

Its been way to long of a project, but that can be expected when you have kids.  I know that now ;)

Here it is at 95% with a new (to me) 78F tank.  I still need to get the gauge mount finished, wiring done, and other misc. stuff.  I was able to mount my blade fuse conversion.



I will snap a better pic when I get a chance.

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Re: CB750F Cafe'ish Build
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2011, 03:21:17 pm »
Progress pic.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2011, 06:01:10 pm »
Whats the story with the name? I like it! Man spokes just look SO much better don't they? I have everything for my conversion except the spokes, fork brace and of course the damn upper bearing. I am in no hurry so I will wait....

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2011, 06:34:01 pm »
I bought the bike for $420 and a bottle of Gentleman Jack.  I got it running and the thing smoked like a chimney!  So, Smokin' Jack it is.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2011, 07:11:19 pm »
Your bikes looking great mate, i am going to do something similar with my F1 but will use a K rear guard....
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2011, 07:43:19 pm »
420 + Gentelman Jack = Smokin' Jack. Perfect!

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2011, 11:33:53 pm »
 8)
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2011, 11:09:23 pm »
Thanks RR, Much Appreciated.

A little more assembly completed.

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2011, 05:58:47 am »
That is the coolest fork brace I have ever seen.  Love it.  I'd totally steel that design if it wasn't for the fact that I'm not doing a fork on my bike.
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